Seized animals turned over to two agencies in Florence County

Ten horses, a pony and a mule have been turned over to the Florence Area Humane Society and Florence County Environmental Services.

They were seized yesterday from the Harden Road home of Lynn Schaeffer, 65, and her daughter Wendy Desarbo, 39.

The two were arrested at their home in Pamplico and charged with Ill Treatment of Animals.

A veterinarian is expected to visit all the animals Thursday afternoon to see what vaccinations they need and what, if any, underlying medical conditions they have.

A spokesperson for the Florence Area Humane Society said yesterday that the animals seemed extremely malnourished.

A preliminary court hearing for Schaeffer and Desarbo is scheduled for June 18.